Through IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® -- TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES
IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® -- TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES does not stop there. It also contains a Resources Directory for Fathers comprising organizations around the world that address the needs and issues of men – especially Men who are Fathers and a recommendation list of books that deal with Fatherhood and Men’s issues all of which were compiled by DIANE A. SEARS, the United States Coordinator for International Men’s Day (http://www.usainternationalmensday.blogspot.com) – a position she has held since 2009; the creator of the International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys which launches the United States’ observance of International Men’s Day; Chair, USA 2012-2022 International Men’s Day Ten Year Plan Committee; a member of the International Men’s Day Coordination Committee where she represents the United States; and the Managing Editor of a quarterly international Fatherhood and Men's Issues journal —IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® -- which moderates a Global Dialogue on Fatherhood and Men's Issues. The concept for IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD® was created by Sears’ mentor, the late L.T. HENRY, a classically trained jazz musician who briefly performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and was a former drummer for internationally acclaimed songstress and film and television actress MS. DELLA REESE; author; photojournalist; and sales and success motivation trainer who died in March 1999 – a concept Ms. Sears has resurrected. MS. SEARS serves as a member of the OPERATION FRESH START (TM) Working Group which works to help implement the myriad of initiatives contained in OPERATION FRESH START (TM), a multi-tiered results oriented Global Model for eradicating recidivism and creating pathways to reintegration and redemption for the approximately 600,000 Men and Women who are released annually from American correctional facilities. THE HONORABLE JAMES M. DeLEON, a highly respected veteran jurist in the Criminal Court Division of Philadelphia's Municipal Court is the architect of OPERATION FRESH START (TM). SEARS’ work on Fatherhood and Men’s Issues has received global attention as evidenced in a 2009 International Men’s Day speech given on the floor of the Western Australian Parliament by THE HONORABLE NICK GOIRAN (http://nickgoiran.com.au/2009/12/02/international-mens-day-adjournment-debate-speech/). Additionally, Ms. SEARS is a member of the University Council for Akamai University’s Fatherhood and Men’s Studies Program (www.akamaiuniversity.us) which is located in Hilo, Hawaii. She advises the President of Akamai University on Fatherhood issues and assists him in the enhancement of the institution’s Fatherhood and Men’s Studies curriculum and in forming strategic alliances with national and international Fatherhood organizations. She is also a member of the National Affinity Network for The Boys’ Initiative (www.theboysinitiative.org) which is headquartered in Washington, D.C.